NEWSLETTERFROM EVIVA TOUR VIETNAMWWW.EVIVATOUR.COM
MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012
Dear our valued partners,
We would like to launch a newsletter from EVIVA TOUR VIETNAM from this December 2011 to update you all about new hotels, new resorts, newly recognized heritage sites, new policies for travelling, tips for tourists, special products and the weather in Vietnam and Indochina. Any feedback is welcomed to improve the quality of information for our newsletter.
On this occasion, we wish you, your company and family a merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
On behalf of EVIVA TOUR VIETNAM,
Duong Nguyen Thuy
Vice Director – EVIVA TOUR VIETNAM
EVIVA TOUR VIETNAM will take part in TUR, 22-25 March 2012 as an exhibitor at A03:31. For meetings, please confirm your appointment slot with our Vice Director, Mrs. Nguyen Thuy Duong email@example.com skype and yahoo id at duongnguyenthuy1980 or via her mobile phone +84 9 1230 4000.
Although the weather of Viet Nam from October to late March or early April is generally affected by the southeast monsoon, the detail weather of each part of the country is different. The north experiences cool, damp winters with temperatures in Ha Noi falling to around 15°C, extremely in mountainous north Highland areas, snow sometimes falls.February and March can be damp with drizzling rain and sometimes overcast sky.In contrast, the south tends to be very dry on this season. Temperatures average of this area is around 25-30°C all year with the hottest and most humid period from the end of February to May. Due to central location, the Central Part of Vietnam experiences something in between the weather patterns of the north and south with the rainy season in summer. The central coast area is usually quite wet from December to February. Highland areas can experience freezing conditions in winter. In conclusion, weather in Viet Nam from December to April is ideal to make a trip to Vietnam, especially the south and Central Highland region.
Go tohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/1581130for more information about the 5 coming days’ weather.
Vietnam has many festivals during the year, especially in Spring, during the Tet New Year period – the first month of the Lunar year (Chinese calendar). Should you want to organize tours to Vietnam during these special events, please contact us very soon to well plan before to keep the best hotels, cars and the best rates.
Ba Be Lake Spring Festival (01 - 02/02/2012 & 19 – 20/02/2013)
10th day of the 1st lunar month – The Ba Be Lake Spring Festival takes place in the village of Nam Mau Commune, Ba Be District. In the festival, the ethnic identities of the local are portrayed through numerous traditional games and competitions, such as wrestling, racing and dancing. The festival is a religious one that worships the super natural powers and prays for bumper crops and good weather.
Chua Huong or Perfume Pagoda Festival (28/01 – 20/4/2012 & 15/02 – 09/05/2013)
This is the biggest as well as longest festival in Vietnam. Chua Huong in Vietnamese or Perfume Pagoda Festival in Vietnam takes place in three months, starting from January to March every year. More than a million visitors from all over Vietnam attend Chua Huong or Perfume Pagoda Festival every year. The principal day is the 15th of the 2nd lunar month. During the Perfume Pagoda Festival, tens of thousands of tourists and pilgrims come to admire the beautiful landscapes and to pray for good luck, wealth and happiness in the several pagodas scattered throughout this mountainous area.
Dong Da Festival (27/01/2012 & 14/02/2013)
Dong Da hillock festival takes place annually on the 5th of Lunar New Year. This festival is organized in memory of the King Quang Trung's great merit - the hero in national history of anti - invaders. Two centuries ago, Dong Da was a battlefield where Quang Trung (Nguyen Hue), a Tay Son farmer who later became a National Hero defeated more than 200,000 soldiers of the Qing invading army. Dong Da Hill became a glorious historical site of the Vietnamese nation. In the early morning of the 5th day, a procession for the historical event's celebration commences at Khuong Thuong and ends at Dong Da Hill. The procession includes flags, a processional parasol, palanquins with a variety of colours, and the sounds of gongs and drums. In the festival there are a lot of games representing martial spirit. Among them, the procession of Thang Long dragon is most original.
Co Loa Festival (28/01- 07/02/2012 & 06 – 25/02/2013)
Annually held after Tet Holiday, Co Loa Festival pays homage to King An Duong Vuong who built the Au Lac Kingdom and the Co Loa Citadel to fight the battle against enemies in III B.C. Visiting Co Loa on the 6th of the 1st lunar month, you will have the opportunity to take part in Co Loa Festival organized by the 12 hamlets of the village. Taking place from the 6th to the 16th day of the Lunar New Year at An Duong Vuong temple in Dong Anh District, on the outskirts of Hanoi, Co Loa Festival based on the legend of An Duong King of Au Lac and his magic crossbow.
Yen Tu Festival (31/01/2012 – 30/04/2012 & 18/02/2013 – 30/04/2013)
Located in the Yen Tu mountain under the Yen Thuong communes, Uong Bi town, Quang Ninh province. Yen Tu Pagoda is the center of Buddhism in Vietnam. Yen Tu Festival commences annually on the 10th day of the first lunar month and lasts three months. Tens of thousands of pilgrims begin their journey after a solemn ritual held at the base of Yen Tu Mountain. The complex of historical sites and beauty spots in Yen Tu features various pagodas, shrines or stupas now appearing now disappearing under the thick foliage of the primary show their belief, or doing away with all sorrow and sadness.
Long Tong festival (27/01 – 06/02/2012 & 14 – 24/02/2013)
Time: Early in Spring, often from the 5th to the 15th day of the first lunar month. Long Tong Festival is the most important festival of New Year, associated with agriculture, held in the village to pray for the peace and prosperity. The festival was originated since many years ago. It is passed from generations to generations. Long Tong festival is annually held in Vinh Loc town, Chiem Hoa district, Tuyen Quang province on the 8th lunar January. The festival is held outdoor in a large field. Before the festival, families clean their houses, prepare food to welcome visitors. In the festival, each family prepares a tray as their possibilities. A bowl of water, a plate of red sticky rice, a plate of yellow sticky rice, a boiled chicken, grilled fish, etc are placed on the altar. Long Tong Festival is really a festival of charming cultural traits of Tay ethnic group. It is a chance for people to meet and exchange traditional cultural identity.
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Ho Tram Beach resort and spa
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From August 4th2011, foreigners entering Vietnam with a transit visa can stay in Vietnam in a period of 15 days instead of 5 days as before.
Currently, Chinese passport holders cannot apply for Visa on arrival in Vietnam if they fly from the Chinese mainland or Hong Kong or Macau.
New direct flight from London to Vietnam, for more details, please go tohttp://www.vietnamair.co.uk/.
The National Carrier Vietnam Airlines is aiming to open direct air routes to the US and the UK for the last few months of the year 2011 and will become the first air carrier in Vietnam which offers the direct route to US and UK.
Visa to Vietnam can easily obtained at the nearest Vietnamese Embassy or throughEVIVA TOUR VIETNAMfor visa on arrival with the best price, the most convenient and time saving. Only send us the passport details, you will get the visa within 2 working days for normal process and 2 to 4 working hours for urgent process.
You have got an Iphone? Make sure it is an world version not a firmware or you will have to get it unlocked to be used in Vietnam. And if you are not in luck with an Iphone firmware version, what to do next? Google will help you with “How to unlock your Iphone”. Good luck!
You can find Internet café everywhere in big cities. All what you have to do is order something, sit down and ask for the password to connect to the wireless network.
Highly recommend to get your pictures developed in any Photo Processing Shop in Vietnam at a surprisingly low price.
Due to the variable temperature from the North to the South of Vietnam during the winter, which gives you memorable experiences travelling from the freezing cold weather to the extremely humid hot, remember to bring along some cotton stuffs for trips in the South and warm clothes for trips in the North but make sure that they are all light and comfortable to wear. You can buy just about anything you need in Ha Noi or in Ho Chi Minh city.
Invisible pocket: some vests or pants or skirts have invisible pockets with a zipper to keep your money safe but still easy for you to unzip and get out your money. Let’s try once you are in abroad.
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From 18 to 20 November 2011 at the lagoon (Tam Giang-Cau Ha) EVIVA TOUR VIETNAM organized the Sustainable Tour under the Project in collaboration with The Embassy of Italy in Hanoi - Follow in the footsteps of the Italian Development Cooperation in Vietnam.
The initiative has supported and saw the participation of the Ambassador of Italy in Hanoi H.E Lorenzo Angeloni, the Vice president of the province of Hue and a large delegation of experts from Italy.
From a tourist point of view, the principal moment was the boat trip around the lagoon at the factories of local fishermen and farmers. From a technical point of view, the international workshop on sustainable tourism promoted in collaboration with the FAO/IMOLA project held at the People of Hue and commits was no doubt the heart of the programme.
The consensus in terms of participation in the initiative gained prominence on the national and local press, testify to the quality of the project promoted by EVIVA TOUR VIETNAM.
The visit to the lagoon was the first of a series of sustainable tours under the project. We are happy to inform the coming sustainable event in March 2012 with the destination of the UNESCO recognized archaeological site for the preservation of My Son.
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Moc Chau : a district of Sonla
Square: 2025,1 km²
How to get there: Take a car or a local bus from Hanoi to Son La
If you visit Vietnam from the middle of November until February, don’t forget to come to Moc Chau highland. That’s the best time for you to see all the most beautiful of nature there; and I’m sure you’ll never forget.
Moc Chau, a district of Son La province, is about 200km from Hanoi. It takes more than 4 hours drive along National highway 6 with the dry winter that attracted many tourists. Moc Chau has more than 14.000ha of grass field and half of them are used to plant tea. All of the tea hills are side by side, endless to the end of the horizon. The cool wind in the late autumn make the tea fields become many green tea waves around you. You not only can see, but also can smell, can feel the real nature, the pure weather in deep of your soul. When you walk along the small road between each tea farm, you will meet many friendly local farmers. Some of them are H’Mong or Thai ethnic minorities. They will be very happy to tell you the stories about planting tea and teach you the way to collect tea’s leaves. After a working day in tea farm you can enjoy a cup of tea, the freshest tea that you’ve ever tasted. Moc Chau is so peaceful.
But Moc Chau is not famous for tea. Milk is the most well-known product in this plateau. The breeding of dairy cows is the main job to improve economic conditions in Moc Chau. More than 486 households raise dairy cows, provide fresh milk, yoghurt and many other milk product for every other countries.
From the middle of November, the tourist can see more colour in Moc Chau fields. Speacially is the yellow colour of the Mexican Sunflower. The wild sunflowers stand on the roadside like small suns to bring the warmth to everybody. Their beauty is so beautiful that almost the young people must waiting for the flower season to visit and take photos.
When the mexican sunflower season is nearly end, the cabbage flowers are begin blooming. The small white flowers stand with the yellow flowers make wonderful lines to decorate the green fields. And in the trees the light orange of ripen persimmons are the highlights of the picture that you will miss forever.
Arriving in Moc Chau in the spring, peach and plum blossoms are out in full, creating magnificent photo opportunities . Throughout the valleys, you can see plum flowers blooming whitening the blue sky. That’s the great background for all the H’Mong, Thai women’s colourful dresses. Visit the village, you will be amazed at the local culture. After the dinner with local food like black-legged chicken hotpot, you will have really interesting nights with Xoe, Sap – ethnic group’s dances and the folk songs.
Not only is green field or impressed flowers, Moc Chau has many worth visiting caves, waterfall and brilliantly landscape. Dai Yem fall in the summer with the height of 100m looks like a huge white scarf from the sky to the ground. The Bat’s cave with many other shapes of the stalacities : Money tree, lion, tiger, eagle…. Stalactite structures was created naturally make the tourist feel that they’re in a different world.
Moc Chau Plateau is ideal choice, for those, who love do discover beautiful untouched Vietnam nature. It is also indeed a charming place full of character and culture. Moc Chau – the secret land is waiting for your discovery.